Home Page

Boots Outpatient Pharmacy Opens at Derriford Hospital

Boots and UHP team outside store front

Outpatients who need medication following a hospital appointment will now benefit from a new pharmacy facility from Boots, which opened on 2 April.

Boots Manager addresses crowd

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust’s outpatient pharmacy faced growing demand with nearly 3000 items dispensed every week meaning it had outgrown its previous space.

Chief Pharmacist & Clinical Director of Medicines Optimisation at UHP, Kandarp Thakkar, said: “We’re delighted to officially open today and are confident that thousands of patients who use this service every week will have a much improved service.

“In addition, through our partnership with Boots, there will also be everyday items that visitors and staff can purchase.”

Ashley Littlewood-Miller, National Hospitals Manager said: “We’re thrilled to be open and are excited to see our partnership with the Trust develop and look forward to welcoming patients.”

Attending the opening, Jim Griffiths, Chair of the Patient Council said: “The Patient Council is delighted to see the opening of the new Pharmacy facility at Derriford Hospital. The extra space available at the site, longer opening times, and the option for patients to collect their prescriptions at their local Boots branches will, we believe, significantly improve the patient experience.”

The new outpatient pharmacy will open on Saturdays, offering a convenient and modern service to patients. Patients will now have the option to collect medicines from their local pharmacy through the Boots network in Plymouth and the surrounding areas.

Boots is located next to multi-storey car park which is a short walk from the main entranBoots shop front with red ribbon across doorsce. Please follow the signs.

If you have difficulties with mobility, there is a shuttle bus which can collect you from the main entrance. If you need to break up your journey there is some dedicated seating outside the Orthopaedic Outpatient department, halfway between the main entrance and the Boots store.

If you are parked in the multistorey car park, Boots in on the ground floor next door to Costa. There will be two dedicated bays close to the Boots store allowing pharmacy customers to park for enough time to pick up their prescriptions. In addition, there is dedicated parking for disabled customers in the multistorey car park.

More information about collecting your medication is on the Boots outpatient pharmacy page.

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?

Please answer the question below, this helps us to reduce the number of spam emails that we receive so that we can spend more time responding to genuine enquiries and feedback. Thank you.


Our site uses cookies to help give you a better experience. If you choose not to accept these cookies, our site will still work correctly but some content may not display. You can read our cookie policy here

Please choose a setting: